My kitchen was a mess but the food was well worth the time. I’ve said it before, Pinterest is one of my favorite sites to discover new recipes. Being a visual person, I’m attracted to the pretty images of food. I scroll through boards looking for pretty dishes.
Today I made two new dishes and they were wonderful! The Mexican Quinoa Burger immediately snagged my attention. I’m no professional photographer, but to me, the photo was picture perfect. Once I read the ingredients, I pinned the recipe to my Healthy Eating board, but it found it on cookingquinoa.net’s board.
The recipe called for cooked black beans. I used Shoprite organic can beans and rinsed them in cold water.
I forgot the “taco” seasoning, so I used “chili” seasoning instead. I hated using the processed package, but used less than half the package.
Onions, red peppers, and fresh minced garlic
I’m so glad I learned about these bread crumbs!
Mmm.. the flavor and kick of Pepper Jack Cheese!
Shoprite has a fresh hot salsa that is the best. If you don’t have the time to make salsa, this is the next best thing. It doesn’t have preservatives and spoils quickly. It’s good on any kind of crackers or bread with cheese.
Gorgeous right! Lol! Smoked Paprika! Your mouth should be watering about now.
Mixing all the ingredients together.
The recipe made six hearty meatless and delicious burgers exactly like it said.
The other recipe has my mouth-watering just thinking about it.
Avocado Cilantro Lime Rice! I know where I found the recipe, but I don’t know who first came up with it. I am just thankful that I discovered this dish on Cooking Classy! If you like avocados, limes, and cilantro… this recipe is for YOU! You have to try it; it’s so easy. All you need is:
Day old brown rice, but I had to cook a fresh pot of rice.
ripe avocados and fresh lime juice.
I got so excited that I forgot to take pictures of the cumin and minced garlic, but you know what that looks like. Anyways, the final product is the most delightful and refreshing rice that I have ever eaten.
I also cooked grilled bourbon flavor chicken drumsticks for my family and grilled curry chicken breast for me.
Yeah, the hazard of eating different from your family is cooking two sets of meals (not always, but sometimes).
While cooking and making a complete mess in the kitchen, I danced to the beat of calypso and reggae music. I call it happy music because, the rhythm and lyrics are upbeat and keeps me dancing… making cooking so much more fun. Before I know it, time has slipped by and I’ve cooked a bunch of food.
So here is what I ate and it was AMAZING!
Please visit both websites and try the recipes. Who says eating healthy is boring? “They” haven’t tried it yet, I suggest you give it a shot.
I can’t wait to eat tomorrow’s leftovers. 🙂
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